Minot Robotics teams are headed to Nationals

Submitted Photo The team known as Space Dragos won Second Place in Research and was also invited to apply to the Gloval Innovation Conference.

Teams from Minot Robotics took part in the First Lego League (FLL) state competition this past Saturday. Minot sent seven teams to compete and out of all 38 teams there, one Minot one will be moving on to Nationals.

The team known as Lions, made up of nine Minot Ryan students, will be getting to advance to Nationals in April. The team won First place overall and First place in Inspiration.

“This is the first time a Minot team, in fact a western ND team has ever advanced to the national tournament at the First Lego league level,” explained Ali Auch, who runs the Minot Robotics through Full STEAM Ahead.

The team is coached by Reuben Gates and Randy Brunner.

Nationals will take place on April 27 in Detroit, Michigan where the Lions will compete against otyher teams in four areas: project, robot design, core values, and robot games.

Submitted At the recent statewide FLL League competition, four Minot Robotics teams placed won awards. EV3PO from Tioga won First Place for Teamwork.

Three other Minot Robotics teams placed while at the compeittion as well. The team known as Frostbyte received Second Place in Presentation, EV3PO from Tioga won First Place in Teamwork and Space Dragons won a Second Place award for Research.

Space Dragons also received an invitation to apply to the Global Innovation conference.

The FLL League is open to all kids ages nine to 14.

“Full STEAM Ahead will be hosting some camps this spring andsummer if kids are interested so they can get an idea of what being on a team is like! We then open up registration onto teams late summer,” Auch said.

The 2019/2020 season will begin in Aug.